[How To] Fix push notifications in the official Facebook app

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Cammiesoul

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One thing though, I had to open the Options dialog during BB Facebook app and check the "Blackberry notifications" option.

I had done this, and it still doesn't work for me. I've enabled everything pertinent in the Facebook account settings. I've even tried different ROMs.


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regP

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So I followed the directions step by step and at first the Facebook for Blackberry was showing on my account but I still wasnt getting notifications. About an hour later I log back into facebook in my browser and the app authorization is gone. Tried relogging into the FB app from the blackberry emulator numerous times but it still refuses to show in my account.
 

swm5126

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This is awesome cause it works.great and all, but what the **** Facebook?!

Has anyone reported this to them? It seems like this is something they would like to fix...

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jug6ernaut

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This is awesome cause it works.great and all, but what the **** Facebook?!

Has anyone reported this to them? It seems like this is something they would like to fix...

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If companies like that cared they would. Trust me this would be a very easy fix for them. My guess is they leave it unfixed intentionally. Think about it...if it worked on Android it would introduce so many more users to the push system...like millions. My guess is they can't handle that currently so they leave it as a "bug".

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T-Loop

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I had done this, and it still doesn't work for me. I've enabled everything pertinent in the Facebook account settings. I've even tried different ROMs.


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I have SGS2 + MIUI currently. This problem has been buggering me from the beginning I bought this. My friend also bought SGS2 and FB notifications started to work immediately for him. No Blackberry tricks, it just works with stock ROM. I was a bit knackered. :)

I noticed something strange this morning. I went to facebook.com / Settings / Apps, I was going to show my friend the "Facebook for Blackberry Smartphones" listing, but it has disappeared. Gladly notifications still work, I have no idea why its gone now. :confused:
 

slapperypete

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Works beautifully for me.

To the OP: you might want to edit your post as follows, as the authorization for the BB app was in a different place than you described:

- 7. Click on 'Notifications' down the left-hand side, then "Other Applications". Make sure ‘Facebook for Blackberry Smartphones’ is authorised. If it’s not, try logging back in on the Blackberry emulator again.
 

DarsOnMars

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Feb 13, 2012
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I can't sign in Facebook through the emulator. I get this 100 error saying that it can't reach Facebook at this moment or something like that

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danlivesey

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Nice work for finding this out. Once I've logged in on blackberry environment for Dev. I can't log out of facebook on windows so I can't seem to get notifications working. Any ideas

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DarsOnMars

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Okay I really can't get Facebook to connect on the blackberry simulator. Cab someone help me please? I would highly appreciate it.
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danlivesey

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Okay I really can't get Facebook to connect on the blackberry simulator. Cab someone help me please? I would highly appreciate it.
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I have a Android environment set up all ready with all the extra Java installed for developers. So the blackberry environment install with no problems and I can log in to Facebook but just can't log out. And I don't have the blackberry app in apps on Facebook.


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firephoenixctk

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Works beautifully for me.

To the OP: you might want to edit your post as follows, as the authorization for the BB app was in a different place than you described:

- 7. Click on 'Notifications' down the left-hand side, then "Other Applications". Make sure ‘Facebook for Blackberry Smartphones’ is authorised. If it’s not, try logging back in on the Blackberry emulator again.

This is how I got mine to work too.
 

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    Hey guys,

    So, you know that official Facebook app is supposed to have push notifications, right? Yeah? Well, it apparently does, they just never worked for me at all. Turns out, there's a fix, and it's quite the strange one - you have to sign into the Facebook app on a Blackberry. Once you've done that, you'll start getting push notifications for wall posts, comments, and event invites, with an entirely new notification icon. Weird, no?

    Of course, it's not like I had a recent BB device just lying around.. Thankfully, the Blackberry emulator software, available from RIM's site, works just fine for our purposes. I've written up a guide for the curious, with links to the emulator downloads and so forth.

    Seems the fix was found in May over at AndroidCentral, but I'd certainly not seen it posted anywhere I frequent, and had to spend some time searching for a fix to stumble across the post - hence this topic.

    Let me know if it works for you. :)
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    Works beautifully for me.

    To the OP: you might want to edit your post as follows, as the authorization for the BB app was in a different place than you described:

    - 7. Click on 'Notifications' down the left-hand side, then "Other Applications". Make sure ‘Facebook for Blackberry Smartphones’ is authorised. If it’s not, try logging back in on the Blackberry emulator again.
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    I saw this a while ago. I stopped by an at&t store, used a display blackberry, and yes, it works beautifully!

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    Working great on Xperia X10i with MIUI 1.10.28!
    Thanks! :)
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    I've NEVER received notifications from facebook until now!! :) My phone just came alive and notifications started to flow. The Blackberry trick works.

    One thing though, I had to open the Options dialog during BB Facebook app and check the "Blackberry notifications" option.
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